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Coaching Staff
Head Coach Mark Sonnenberg

Coach Sonnenberg has coached for over 20 years, and is currently the head coach for the Brownell Middle School track team, where his Broncos / Lady Broncos have won seven league championships since 2004, with rosters averaging over 150 athletes each year. He is a 7th grade Science teacher at Brownell, and is a graduate of GP South (‘90). As a senior, he served as the team Captain of GP South‘s 11-1 squad (‘89) that finished in the top-20 in the state. He currently holds South’s 1600-meter sophomore record (4:27.1).

Assistant Coach Mike Novak

Coach Novak has coached for well over 25 years, nearly all of them at Grosse Pointe South. He graduated from Bishop Gallagher ('70) and went on to be a four-year competitor at Wayne State University in Track and Cross Country. He held the 3000 meter Steeplechase record at WSU for a time, and has run the Boston Marathon twice, his best finish an impressive 2 hours, 36 minutes, good for 358th place of 10,000 runners. He is a middle school Science teacher at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic School.